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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 24 (UPI) -- Malaysia's deputy prime minister said there was no government interference in the case and arrest of three opposition leaders and an activist this week.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 (UPI) -- Malaysia's election results will stand despite protests that brought thousands of Malaysians onto the streets and filled a football stadium.

Malaysia's government hangs onto power

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 6 (UPI) -- Malaysia's re-elected Prime Minister Najib Razak said his government will embark on a national reconciliation program after polling results showed voting along racial lines.

Malaysians take to voting booths for general elections

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 5 (UPI) -- General election voting began Sunday in Malaysia in what polls indicated to be the closest election in the country's history.

Malaysia set for elections

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Anwar acquittal shifts focus to polls

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Races in Malaysia's next elections could get tighter with the acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges, analysts said.

Malaysian PM: verdict shows govt. just

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges Monday proves the country's judiciary is independent, the prime minister said.

Malaysian sex case will go forward

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 16 (UPI) -- Malaysia's High Court Monday ordered opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to prepare his defense against sex charges, ruling his accuser credible.

Malaysian sodomy trial postponed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The sodomy trial of a Malaysian politician was delayed after allegations of an affair between a female prosecutor and the politician's accuser, officials said.

Anwar's sodomy trial resumes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, accused of sodomy, cross-examined his accuser Monday as the trial resumed.

Anwar sodomy trial delayed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial, which opened last week, was halted Monday after the defense moved for the judge's disqualification.

Opposition leader faces sodomy charge

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim went on trial Tuesday on sodomy and other charges, his second such trial on similar charges.

Anwar pleads innocent to sodomy charge

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim Thursday was freed on personal bond after pleading innocent to a sodomy charge.

Malaysian opposition leader arrested

KUALA LUMPER, Malaysia, July 17 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim Thursday called his arrest on sodomy charges a "dirty trick and conspiracy" for political reasons.
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BN – UMNO (1982–1998)

Anwar bin Ibrahim (born 10 August 1947) is a Malaysian politician who served as Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister from 1993 to 1998. Early in his career, Anwar was a close ally of Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad but subsequently emerged as the most prominent critic of Mahathir's government.

In 1999, he was sentenced to six years in prison for corruption, and in 2000, to another nine years for sodomy. In 2004, the Federal Court reversed the second conviction and he was released. In July 2008, he was arrested over allegations he sodomised one of his male aides, and faces new sodomy charges in the Malaysian courts.

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